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The Reef

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Caribbean, Central American, Seafood, South American
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200 Baca Del Rio Drive | Middle Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local food with friendly service and great prices. Got a sauteed fish entree with garlic in lemon that came with 2 sides of grilled vegetables and rice and beans. Softest, tastiest rice I've had thus far in the trip. Unlike other places in Belize, seafood was not overgood--yay! Generous portion and whole meal was only $11.50 USD. Wait was... More 

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Thank Lucy C
Long Beach, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We came here as a group of 6 and had great attentive service directly from the owner. Of course it helped that it was the offseason (October) and aside from one other couple, were the only ones there! We all had the seafood platter (fish, stone crab, shrimp, and spiny lobster) but the best thing was the conch fritters! They... More 

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Thank PCK4284
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The seafood sample platter was amazing, best seafood we have had and such great variety and cooking dtyle options. Top notch service! We highly recommend!

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Thank Brook B
Fairview Heights, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The restaurants looks very simple, not elegant at all and literally has a sand floor but the food is the best that I have ever had. The lobster and shrimp fresh (I mean just delivered 1 hour earlier) and were seasoned to perfection. All this cost me under $20 for a fresh lobster and shrimp meal. A must visit when... More 

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Thank Sabrina L
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I had the seafood platter with grilled spiny lobster and fish and also with fried octopus and shrimp. It came with a salad and rice and beans. The lobster was so sweet and delicious, and the fish was lovely as well.

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Thank sparkleplentytx
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Delicious food. Was recommended by a local policeman, "don't go to the fancy place across the street, go here!". We were the only customers for a late lunch. I think they stayed open just for us. The best mojito my wife ever had. Shared the seafood assortment which was wonderful. Great roasted vegetables. Please, Please seek this place out!

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Effort, Pennsylvania
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Went for lunch. The owner was outside trying to get us in. Name is Kenny, real nice character. I had the red snapper w/ Fries $10 USD very reasonable. Food was very good , cooked fresh. He would bring the fish out for you to see and prepare it any way you want it. He had ~ 10 different styles... More 

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houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

My fiance and I were recommended this restaurant by a local. We were really pleased with our fresh-caught snappers, and the price was very reasonable (especially compared to some of the other restaurants that are actually on the beach). Definitely make a stop at The Reef!

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Thank boopop
Oxford, Ohio
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stopped in for lunch with the family. My wife's fish tacos we're pretty disappointing and the rest of our meals were alright but nothing that really made us want to come back.

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Thank mu92
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

A funky little place in the heart of downtown San Pedro. Serves great local food with a smile and very reasonable prices. Has a sand floor and is a little dark & run down, but great people & good food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Central American, Seafood, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Baca Del Rio Drive | Middle Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?